WWT Llanelli Wetlands Centre

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WWT Llanelli Wetlands Centre at Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales is one of nine wetland nature reserves in the UK managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, a nature conservation charity.


A coscoroba swan at the centre

The 500 acres (200 ha) reserve is situated 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Llanelli and 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Swansea in south Wales, on the eastern side of Carmarthen Bay. It is part of the Burry Inlet estuary which is an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), an SPA (Special Protection Area), and a Ramsar site.

In winter, more than 60,000 birds return here to overwinter. One of the species protected at the centre is the little egret.

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Coordinates: 51°39′54″N 4°07′30″W / 51.665°N 4.125°W / 51.665; -4.125